Aug 06, 2017 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will offer free oral and skin cancer screenings to the public at our Community Open House. The event, part of Be Well Utah, will be held August 24 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Screenings are limited and by appointment only. To schedule, call the Cancer Learning Center at 1-888-424-2100.

Oral cancer screening is a quick, painless exam of your mouth, tongue, and neck. Signs and symptoms of include a persistent sore in the mouth, trouble swallowing, voice changes, and a growth or swelling in the mouth or neck.

Skin cancer screening is a full-body skin exam. You will be asked to change into a gown. If needed, a referral to a dermatologist will be provided following the exam. A skin cancer screening is recommended for people age 18 and over and high risk groups such as the following:

  • People who work or play outdoors, such as construction workers, mail carriers, lifeguards, golfers, skiers, hikers, and cyclists
  • Tanning bed users
  • Men in their fifties or sixties
  • Fair-skinned people who freckle or burn easily
  • People with skin "spots" that have recently appeared, grown, or changed

Although skin cancer is highly preventable, it remains the most common form of cancer in the United States. Learn more about how to protect your skin and practice sun safety.

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